We here at Northwest Michigan Second Wave are the first to say that we think it's important to celebrate what small businesses bring to our communities and our economy. That's why we're so thrilled when groups like
Great Start Traverse Bay/Manistee Collaborative
take the time to celebrate those small businesses that are special to them.
The Great Start group recently treated over 150 childcare and preschool providers in the greater Traverse Bay region to events that helped showcase how much they appreciate "Small Businesses with Big Hearts."
Early childhood professionals were treated to flowers, desserts and beverages, goody bags and door prizes that included collections of toys and books for children. Everyone received at least one free children’s book through Traverse Bay Intermediate School District’s Early Childhood department’s "Michigan Reads" program and Sam’s Club also provided a special membership offer, which continues through the month of June for childcare providers.
Celebrations were held at the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce in Traverse City, and at locations in Kalkaska, Leelanau, Benzie and Manistee counties.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Great Start Traverse Bay/Manistee Collaborative